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  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Six Star Publishing; Reprint edition (20 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074140916X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0741409164
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nell Gavin was raised in Chicago, then moved to Texas where she married and raised two sons. Her family now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She spent several years as a technical writer, and also worked as a software product manager for a number of years before that. Her writing debut, "Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn," was a William Faulkner finalist for best novel. Her second novel, "Hang On," was awarded the silver medal for the Living Now Book Awards.

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** FIVE STARS ** Nell Gavin does a remarkable job of reaching into the essence of Anne Boleyn. Brava. -- Jack Mauro, author of Spite Hall and Enola's Wedding

** FIVE STARS ** Threads will find its way onto the "top ten life-changing books" lists of many future readers... -- Ian R. Thorpe, poet, broadcaster and author

This is a strong, smart, captivating work. -- Writer's Digest

Wonderful. A really great book - a beautifully woven tapestry. -- Independent Book Publishers Online, June 2002

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2000 William Faulkner Competition finalist for best novel. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By "bluebonnetgirl" on 1 Dec 2004
Format: Paperback
Nell Gavin's THREADS is extraordinary. From somewhere in time (the Memories) Anne Boleyn, lately beheaded by her husband, King Henry VIII, must review her life to learn from her mistakes, as well as her successes. Many of the wonderful moments in her life, however, do not come from the 16th century, but from earlier, far less regal lives. In THREADS, Gavin advances the theory of Heaven as a resting place where the soul must review life and choose another to return for learning lessons necessary for the refinement of the spirit. For Anne, the lesson is forgiveness. Her bitterness toward Henry, a man she has loved through many lifetimes, is the roadblock on the journey of her soul, and she must find a way to move it from her path. In THREADS Anne's voice is strong, consistent, clear, and most importantly, never self-serving. The book is haunting. I could not get it out of my mind after I finished it, and sent it to several friends. The response as been uniform: everyone has loved it. Filled with dialogue authentic to the times, characters so viable they might be sitting with you as you read, and an exploration of the spiritual plane so believable you may rethink all your beliefs on the subject, THREADS is a remarkable and striking achievement.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Heather on 7 Jun 2011
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I finished reading this book about a month ago, and still can't stop thinking about it. Not only does it make you think about reincarnation, which the author Nell Gavin makes so credible, but also as she points out as an afterword, that the point of her story isn't about reincarnation but about 'spiritual evolution in one lifetime', understanding the difference between good and bad, right and wrong. And not only is her story very thought provoking but makes excellent reading, a book you don't want to put down. Would highly recommend reading - certainly changes your outlook on life.
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Mar 2003
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When Anne Boleyn dies at the scaffold in 1536, she finds herself faced with a mysterious Voice (her spiritual "guide"), severe emotional and psychological trauma, a lifetime's worth of memories she has to sort through (usually unwillingly), and an assignment: forgive Henry Tudor for having her put to death because she didn't have a son.
It appears on the surface that Anne's failure to have a son was the reason she was put to death. But in Threads, her story is much more complicated than that.
During the time Anne Boleyn was queen, she was wildly unpopular with the English subjects, and under constant siege by her enemies. She was always terrified, and had the sort of personality that caused her to get unpleasant under stress. It was her nervous harping, nagging and complaining that got her executed, NOT the fact that she didn't have a son.
But it goes even beyond that, back to a lifetime in Egypt where her problems first began. Anne, throughout history, has never liked women much, and always passed judgment on their behavior. She was especially judgmental toward women who were adulterous or sexually "loose". In one lifetime after another, she has earned karma from her treatment of other women that eventually accumulated to the point where, as Anne Boleyn, she would be accused of, and executed for things she didn't do, called a "whore", and publicly accused of sexual indescretions that even involved sleeping with her own brother.
Threads tells the story of Anne Boleyn from her point of view, while it weaves the tale through various other lifetimes. You learn that Anne was more mischievous than manipulative, had incredibly poor judgment at times, but actually married Henry VIII out of love. You find out which lifetimes and which choices resulted in what circumstances.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Meer-Monkey on 22 May 2013
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I want to congratulate Nell Gavin on having the bravery to write a book that was always going to divide readers. Many of my friends have bought the book thinking it would be a standard retelling of the Anne Boleyn story and sadly decided not to finish it as it did not follow the accepted historical fiction route.
This book is much more than historical fiction, it uses the story of Anne Boleyn to present the universal truth that humans are flawed and that life is a series of events/lessons from which we grow. Although the setting is historical the themes are modern, that a person's worth is not based on wealth, celebrity or power, only the simple ability to be kind, loving and forgiving. It's the first book in a long time that has transcended the pages on which it has been written and made me question my own attitude towards life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gill Quinn on 25 Oct 2012
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This is a new take on the well-known Henry and Anne love story. In short, Henry and Anne were entwined, sometimes as lovers, but always closely maybe mother and son, in many previous lives, some happy relationships, some not so. Other key figures such as Katherine and Henry Percy crop up to. This being a story about reincarnation, they will be together in the future too. How this pans out will depend on what has happened in past lives and also what happens in the 'Memories' where Anne is currently, following her execution. She has a voice, a sort of spiritual guide, who is showing her previous lives, what has brought her and Henry to this point and what will happen, maybe, in the future. She has to understand and forgive Henry. Not surprisingly she is struggling with this!

This is more of a book about reincarnation than an historical fiction book on the Tudors. The subjects could have been other historical lovers I suppose, altough the complicated relationship of Henry and Anne makes this work. It is an interesting subject and the story is intensely moving, even though you know what happens (in the main story at least). I found it made me question if our actions today do have an impact on tomorrow, any tomorrow. It is not an easy read necessarily, but a worthwhile read. But I don't want to give the impression that it is not a good story too - it is!
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